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How should the EU prevent and combat gender-based violence online

In the 21st century, in the European Union, gender-based violence is manifesting everyday and everywhere. Women and girls can’t feel safe at homes, can’t feel safe when going out, can’t feel safe in public places and can’t feel safe even online. Join our panel discussion with experts, civil society organisations, MEPs and a representat…
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The new face of an old enemy: What do we know about gender-based cyber violence and how can we combat it?

Sylwia Spurek
Opinion by Sylwia Spurek
Gender-based violence online is not a new phenomenon, but a continuum of violence that women and girls face offline. The root causes of all forms of gender-based violence are the same. Gender as a dimension of cyber violence should influence how we perceive it and how we take action against it, also in EU laws and policies.
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Webinar: Why Europe needs a directive on gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations in the world, claiming thousands of lives every year. Join MEPs Alice Bah Kuhnke and Terry Reintke for a discussion on the need for action
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What Would You Do In A World Without Violence?

We are asking for EU legislation on Gender Based Violence. When we asked you: What you would do in a world without violence? Almost every second answer was: “Go for a walk after sunset.” “Walk alone at night, not fearing for my life.” “Walking at night with no fear.” “I’d never be scared to walk alone at night.” “I’d have more c…
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Corporate due diligence, the Equal Treatment in Employment report, the LGBTI Freedom Zone, the Polish, Hungarian and Slovenian governments’ attempts to silence free media and the new Fisheries Control Regulation.
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Call on the European Commission to urgently propose a directive to prevent, respond and end gender-based violence

On International Women’s Day, we call on the European Commission to propose a comprehensive and inclusive directive to prevent, respond to and end gender-based violence online and offline.
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Why the EU urgently needs to act on gender-based violence

Terry Reintke
Opinion by Terry Reintke
Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations in the world, claiming thousands of lives every year even before the pandemic. Under COVID-19, it has surged worldwide into a shadow pandemic. It’s time the EU moves from empty words to concrete actions.
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Making the EU foreign policy a feminist one

The principle of gender equality is a core value of the EU, and as such, it should be integrated into all EU policies, both internal and external. For years, a gender perspective has been absent from foreign and security policymaking, hindering an effective EU response to global challenges.
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included: the EU’s Vaccination Strategy, the Economic Recovery and Resilience Facility, the de-facto abortion ban in Poland, the Circular Economy Action Plan, the report on ayslum border procedures, the situation in Yemen, and the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets.
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Poland: De facto abortion ban

Members of the European Parliament are debating the de facto ban on abortion in Poland, as called for by the Greens/EFA group. The Greens/EFA group supports the Women's Strike protests and call on the Commission and Council to act in defence of the rule of law in Poland.